What was Aaron Carter's Net Worth?
Aaron Carter was an American singer and actor who had a net worth of $550 thousand at the time of his death. Aaron Carter became a pop singer in the late 1990s, following in his older brother Nick Carter's foot steps. Nick is a member of the Backstreet Boys. Aaron also appeared on several television shows, including "Lizzie McGuire" (2001), "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" (2001), and "7th Heaven" (2004). Aaron's 1997 self-titled debut album was certified Gold in Canada, Denmark, Germany, Norway, and Sweden. It was his second album, "Aaron's Party (Come Get It)," that made him a star. That album eventually sold over 3 million copies in the U.S. alone and launched Carter on an international tour. As of this writing, Aaron has sold more than 4 million albums in the US and 10 million worldwide. Aaron has also starred in stage productions of "Seussical" and "The Fantasticks," and in 2009, he competed on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," coming in fifth place with partner Karina Smirnoff.
Unfortunately Aaron had a number of run-ins with the law. In 2008, he was stopped for speeding and was arrested when police found a small amount of marijuana in his vehicle, and he was charged with DUI and marijuana possession in 2017. In 2019, Nick and Angel Carter obtained restraining orders against Aaron after he told Angel that he had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia and had "thoughts of killing babies" as well as Nick's then-pregnant wife.
Tragically, Aaron was found dead at his home in Lancaster, California on November 5, 2022. He was 34 years old.
Aaron died intestate, also known as without a will. Several weeks after dying his twin sister Angel filed to be the administrator of Aaron's estate. According to the paperwork she filed in late November, 2022, Aaron died with a net worth of $550,000 made up of $200,000 in personal property and $350,000 worth of real estate.
Aaron Carter was born Aaron Charles Carter on December 7, 1987, in Tampa, Florida. His parents, Robert (who passed away in 2017) and Jane, ran a retirement home, and Carter grew up with older brother Nick Carter (one of the Backstreet Boys), older sisters Leslie and BJ, and twin sister Angel. Sadly, Leslie died of a drug overdose in 2012; two weeks before her death, Aaron had offered to pay for her to go to rehab. Aaron began his music career at a very young age, and his parents acted as his managers. He studied at the Frank D. Miles Elementary School and the Ruskin School and learned from tutors while touring.
Carter began performing at age 7, when he became the lead singer of the band Dead End. He left the band two years later, and in March 1997, he sang a cover of "Crush on You" by The Jets while opening for the Backstreet Boys and was signed to a record label. Aaron released "Crush on You" as a single later that year, and it went gold in Australia. His self-titled debut album, which was released on December 1, 1997, reached #5 on the Norwegian charts and #6 on the Swedish charts. Carter's second album, "Aaron's Party (Come Get It)," was released on September 26, 2000, and peaked at #4 on the "Billboard" 200 chart. The certified 3x Platinum album spawned the singles "That's How I Beat Shaq" and "I Want Candy." During this period, Aaron served as the opening act for several Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears concerts, and in March 2001, he performed a concert with Samantha Mumba live on the Disney Channel. The following month, he played JoJo the Who in "Seussical," making his Broadway debut at the age of 13.
In August 2001, Carter debuted a new album, the certified Platinum, "Oh Aaron," and Play Along Toys released an Aaron Carter action figure. Later that year, Aaron appeared on the "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius" soundtrack, and in 2002, he released the DVD "Oh Aaron: Live in Concert" as well as his fourth album, "Another Earthquake!" That year, Carter's parents sued Lou Pearlman, his former manager, alleging that he owed Aaron a substantial amount of royalties; Pearlman was also sued by the Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC. Aaron didn't release another album until 2018, and the second single off of "Love," "Sooner or Later," was certified Gold in Italy and reached #4 on the "Billboard" Spotify Viral 50.
Film and Television Career
Aaron made his television debut on a 1998 episode of Nickelodeon's "Figure It Out," then he guest-starred on the Disney Channel's "Lizzie McGuire" and ABC's "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" in 2001. In 2006, the E! network gave the Carters their own show, "House of Carters," which aired eight episodes. Aaron has also appeared in several films, including "Fat Albert" (2004), "Ella Enchanted" (2004), "Popstar" (2005), and "I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With" (2006).
Bankruptcy and Legal Issues
In November 2013, Aaron Carter filed for bankruptcy in the state of Florida, citing $3.5 million in debt. In the bankruptcy filing, Carter listed his total assets at just $8,232.16. Most of the liability came from earnings during the height of his popularity. Aaron apparently owed $1.368 million to the IRS alone. He further listed an average monthly income of $2,000 and average monthly expenses of $2,005. At the time of the filing, Carter was living with a relative and claimed his most valuable physical assets were a $500 television, two MacBook computers, a Louis Vuitton backpack, and a $3,500 Breitling watch.
In April 2020, Aaron announced that was expecting a child with his girlfriend, model Melanie Martin, and they became engaged in June. The couple first began dating in January 2019 but briefly split up in March 2020 after Martin was arrested for assaulting Carter. Aaron, who is bisexual, was previously engaged to actress/model Kari Ann Peniche, and he dated actresses Hilary Duff and Lindsay Lohan (at the same time) in the early 2000s. Carter has suffered from several health issues, including a hiatal hernia and lactose intolerance, and he previously mixed opiates with benzodiazepines to treat anxiety and sleep problems. Underweight and malnourished, he entered a Malibu rehabilitation facility in 2017. In 2019, Aaron alleged that his late sister Leslie had sexually abused him for three years, beginning when he was 10, and accused his brother of abuse as well.
In October 2018, Aaron paid $430,000 for a 2,686 square foot home in Lancaster, California. He put the 3-bedroom home on the market for $599,000 in July 2020.
Unfortunately, Aaron was found dead in his bathtub at his Lancaster home on November 5, 2022. He was just 34 years old.